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Green Lake

Green Lake

Green Lake Conservation Reserve A circle of mallee gums around a dry lake bed, The locals say there is a bog hole  and water seeps away.   The locals want to plug it,  to bring back the water, To bring back the people With their boats and toys.   I say, why...

Three Poems About Living On This Planet

Three Poems About Living On This Planet

ANOTHER SUMMER COMES AND WILL GO   Sixty-three summers have shone their light How many more their fleeting memory will hold, How many more warm summer breezes will I feel on a sunken cheek, My little grandson a new and unaffected wondrous being, His summers still...

Blue Planet – the overview effect

Blue Planet – the overview effect

Green grey, green red flowering gum. Blue wonder our home planet. Astronauts become poets and seers Awe struck by your beauty, they drink in your blue wholeness, from spaces. they grasp the truth, “we are all on this planet together, not exclusive  or special, merely...

Impressions of Gold

Impressions of Gold

Impressions of Gold old ladles abandoned along with the dreams. Rusty ladles of promise, Receptacles of molten metal, Hardened by furious determination, and will. To strike unimagined wealth. From the creek bed of Reedy Creek, In this little valley of dreams. Its...

The Dredge

The Dredge

Soft grey corrugated sheets like a proud rooster surveying the hen run.Proudly protecting its own golden secret,Lying hidden in liquid ebony serenity,Beneath the Mirror of the sky.Soft grey gum and wattle hold the secret close,Gently folding in on the tranquil lake of...

Moroccan Lamp

Moroccan Lamp

A star fell on his hair as A rainbow in the sky did see. A light and prism not of the world lives somewhere in that dark blue sea. Is he I said of the spring heartbeat of the luminous child With simple strains of flute did wing Beyond the edges of delight. Was he I...

Desert Library

Desert Library

cI wandered in search, Of what makes me human, Down to the creek bed, Along the corridors of the library, That was eons before words and books. Images of nature imprinted on rock. All meaning there laid under pressure, Where tiny soft bodies, Encased in bony...

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